About Amplify Trading

Founded in Canary Wharf in 2009 by Piers Curran and Will de Lucy, Amplify has built a team of traders to execute short-term macroeconomic strategies in the post-crisis era of global market volatility. Placing the highest value on the development of its traders, Amplify has created a ground breaking approach to capital markets training, now integral to many of the world’s largest financial institutions.

“Innovation is core to what we do. Through the development of world class technology to help our traders perform, we also aim to disrupt conventional education in finance on a global scale, making it engaging, practical, and relevant to the markets today”  MD, Will de Lucy

Piers Curran began his career at HSBC in 2001 as an Analyst in the Global Markets Investment Strategy division, having graduated from Imperial college London with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering. Piers joined Chicago based GHTC when screen based futures trading overtook the traditional open outcry at LIFFE. He soon gained recognition as one of the largest intra-day traders in the futures market, specialising in arbitrage trading strategies in sovereign bonds. Piers is a respected voice in the industry and can often be seen on tier 1 financial news providers such as CNBC.

Piers Curran

Head of Trading

With over 15 years of institutional trading experience, Will transferred a background in economics, to build a successful career trading across an array of asset classes. Will specialises in behavioural finance and trading psychology, helping Amplify’s traders match their performance to their potential and working with other institutions to help them mitigate risk. He is also responsible for new technology development, working with some of the world’s largest financial institutions to help them break down barriers between financial market theory and practice, and better identify the market leaders of tomorrow.

Will de Lucy

Managing Director

Amplify Trading opens discretionary trading operation in Canary Wharf, London

January 5, 2009
Amplify Trading opens discretionary trading operation in Canary Wharf, London

Develops experiential learning programme for our traders

July 22, 2010
Develops experiential learning programme for our traders

Expands programme to many of the worlds largest financial institutions including HSBC, Citi, JPM, DB

May 10, 2011

Practical markets experience delivered into world’s leading Business Schools

October 17, 2013

Trading operation expands to two City trading floors; Bank and Monument

April 16, 2014
Trading operation expands to two City trading floors; Bank and Monument

The CFA Institute awards Amplify the global award for innovation in financial education

April 1, 2015

Amplify completes purchase of Fintratech, global leader in market simulation technology

February 16, 2016
Amplify completes purchase of Fintratech, global leader in market simulation technology

Amplify Trading opens first office outside the UK in New York

September 5, 2016
Amplify Trading opens first office outside the UK in New York

Amplify Trading receives LIBF Accreditation

July 4, 2017
Amplify Trading receives LIBF Accreditation

Amplify in the News

Awards & Accreditation

LIBF Accredited

We are excited to announce that multiple programmes are now accredited by The London Institute of Banking & Finance, providing 30 notional credits into the Professional Qualifications Framework at Level 5.

CFA IDEA

Amplify Trading are awarded the prize for innovation in financial education by the CFA Institute, collected by Managing Director William de Lucy in Atlanta, USA. The CFA Institute commends our practical application in financial markets, recognising the unique way we help bridge the gap between the classroom and trading desk.

Shortlisted at the Reimagine Education awards 2015

In December Amplify was shortlisted at the Reimagine Education awards hosted in Philadelphia, USA. An international panel of 40 distinguished judges recognised Amplify Trading as one of the leading projects for innovative teaching in the global financial markets.

Education Investor Winner 2015

In November our effort to deliver exceptional quality in financial education was rewarded with the Education Investor award for professional education. A great achievement and true reflection of the Amplify team.

Education Investor Finalist 2014

In November 2014 Amplify Trading was a finalist at the education investor awards, delivered at the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London.